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Sunday July 15, 2012

Bastille Day, 2012

Yesterday we celebrated the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille in Paris in 1789 by drinking and eating at the Corson Building in the Georgetown area of Seattle. There were many Chanel-inspired striped shirts and tri-colored scarves in attendance. Having neither, I just went the bleu (shirt) blanc (shorts) et rouge (T-shirt) route. I loved the '60s French pop being played there by a DJ named Darwin (yes), and last night bought a CD recommended by him, “Paris a Pop: Rock n' Roll and miniskirts,” which includes covers of some well-known U.S. rock songs: “Noir c'est noir,” par example. Dylan's “I Want You” is translated as “D'etre a vous,” while “Son of a Preacher Man” gets the bland title “Le grand amour.”  But all three are good covers.

Afterwards five of us, including Brio, the dog, went to the Betty Bowen overlook at the top of Queen Anne hill for a picnic and watched the sun set. We witnessed a lavish wedding in the nearby Parsons Garden. Nothing was stormed.

Patricia Bradbury, Bastille Day, 2014  Dylan, Bastille Day, 2012

Brio, ball, Betty Bowen overlook, Seattle  Patricia, Betty Bowen Overlook, 2012

Puget Sound sunset from the Betty Bowen Overlook in Queen Anne, Seattle

Sunset over Puget Sound, July 14, 2012

Posted at 08:42 AM on Jul 15, 2012 in category Photo of the Day
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Sunday April 22, 2012

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Heading to Bainbridge Island and the Olympic peninsula: April 21, 2012

Posted at 05:52 PM on Apr 22, 2012 in category Photo of the Day
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Friday March 30, 2012

Screenshot: Janet Leigh at the Mirador Motel

Two years before “Psycho,” most likely inspiring “Psycho,” Janet Leigh gets dropped off at the Mirador Motel, just across the border from Mexico, on what should've been her honeymoon morning, in Orson Welles' “Touch of Evil.” She doesn't look happy. She'll look unhappier.

Janet Leigh at the Mirador Motel in "Touch of Evil"

Some girls have no luck with motels.

Posted at 06:02 PM on Mar 30, 2012 in category Photo of the Day
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Monday March 19, 2012

Screenshot: Anna Karina in 'Le Petit Soldat' (1963)

Anna Karina in "Le Petit Soldat" (1963)

A more extensive .gif and .jpg appreciaton of the actress can be found here.

Her movies here.

Posted at 05:09 PM on Mar 19, 2012 in category Photo of the Day
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Friday March 09, 2012

Boldly Going ... Here Again

They're filming the next “Star Trek” movie. The good news: The man with the greatest British name this side of a Charles Dickens character, Benedict Cumberbatch, is playing the main villain. BTW: Everyone should check out his modern-day Sherlock Holmes in the BBC Series “Sherlock,” with Martin Freeman (Tim from the British “Office”) as Dr. Watson. It's currently streaming on Netflix.

That's the good news. The better news? Below. Zoe Saldana in a “Star Trek” miniskirt and military boots. She brings out the randy, eight-year-old-boy in me.

Zoe Saldana filming STAR TREK sequel

Posted at 07:02 PM on Mar 09, 2012 in category Photo of the Day
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